A computer just beat a human one of the most complex games out there

By Reuters, You can chalk it up as another victory for the machines. In what they called a milestone achievement for artificial intelligence, scientists said last week that they have created a computer program that beat a professional human player at go, a complex board game that originated in ancient China. The feat recalled IBM supercomputer Deep Blue’s 1997 match victory in chess over world champion Garry Kasparov. But go, a strategy game popular in such places as China, South Korea and Japan, is vastly more complicated than chess. “Go is considered to be the pinnacle of game AI research,” said artificial intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis of Google DeepMind, the British company that developed the AlphaGo program. “It’s been the grand challenge, or holy grail if you like, of AI…


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